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Egypt's FRA grants first SME funding licence in NBFC sector

SMEs have contributed about 80% to the country's gross domestic product

MySTARTUP launches fund for female entrepreneurs in Jordan

Fund covers the basic needs of startups, such as transportation and the purchase of necessary equipment

DIFC-based startup iWire raises $34mln in ‘Series A funding’

iWire builds country-wide communication networks to power massive IoT solutions

Export Bahrain facilitates $100mln deals through SMEs

Export Bahrain offers tailor-fitted strategic solutions to local businesses

Lebanon’s PawPots winner of Nestlé Purina PetCare’s Unleashed 2021

The start-up, which is soon expanding into the UAE, was recognised for driving some of the most innovative ideas in pet care

Nasdaq Dubai welcomes listing of $750mln bond listing by Emirates Development Bank

Programme will be fundamental to support individuals, SMEs, and corporates across priority industrial sectors in the UAE

Initiatives to help SMEs in Oman confront pandemic

Authority provides legal consultations in commercial and civil issues, administrative operations, review of contracts and agreements

Jordan PM emphasises role of small businesses, tourism during visit to Jerash, Ajloun

Khasawneh praised the high quality of products in the handicraft workshops, including the quality of weaving, sewing, embroideries, handicrafts, ceramics and antiques

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